Clothing is not only an expression of our style, but it is also used to conceal your firearm as a lawfully armed individual. With this in mind, how do we ensure that the garment we are about to choose will do both?
When looking for clothing, often we can guess at what garment will conceal a firearm more appropriately. The only way to be sure, however, is to simply bring your gun with you when you go shopping for clothes. When you shop with the largest gun you are likely to carry in the outfits for which you are shopping, there is no question as to whether or not the garment will be compatible with the firearm. This means you may have less exchanging to do because you needed the next size up for your inside the waistband holster, or you need to return a shirt because it clings to your firearm.
When shopping for carry compatible clothing, it is good to try to give the garment a test drive. If you can, take a friend to play "spot the gun". You can also use the mirrors in the dressing room to show you when the firearm prints when you twist and bend.
So, next time you go our to get some new clothes, bring your normal carry gear to avoid any potential issues.